Imagine you are a composer, commissioned to write a work for two, primarily diatonic woodwind instruments, each possessing distinctive tone colors, a long history and strong cultural associations. You are writing music to be performed by two consummate masters of their instruments who can do virtually anything! Your biggest challenge is that you must somehow express the concept of 'East Meets West.' This was the creative concept that shaped the recording 'Dialgoue: East Meets West.' Dialogue - East meets West is the second CD in a series produced by OUR Recordings, entitled East meets West, which has as its name implies, explores the exciting musical potentials of having a dialogue between the two cultures. The first recording, Spirits-East meets West with Chen Yue, on Xiao and Lars Hannibal, on Guitar was released in April 2007. After experiencing the beauty of traditional Chinese music and the possibilities inherent in combining Chinese and Western musical instruments, it became obvious that the next step would be to see what would happen when the recorder and the equivalent Chinese instrument met in - as the Chinese would say - 'a friendly encounter'.